The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently conducted a survey to delve into current challenges faced by those within the profession throughout the country. The organization conducted the survey from May 8th through May 17th, 2020. The survey gathered information about these challenges with a focus on the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the nurse practitioner (NPs) practice. According to the organization, almost 5,000 NPs participated.
Those who wish to enter the field of nursing must meet many requirements before they are able to begin their profession. One is the completion of the NCLEX exam. The prerequisites to take the exam varies as each Nursing Regulatory Body (NRB) has its own requirements depending on the jurisdiction you wish to practice as a nurse. These requirements are currently under review and many are facing revision as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) along with the Federation of State Medical Boards and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy recently issued a statement warning against inappropriate use of prescription medications during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the statement, the boards are aware medical professionals, pharmacies and hospitals are stockpiling medications to prepare for the potential for future demand to treat patients with COVID-19.
The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires nursing to complete continuing education (CE) to keep an active nursing license in the state. Nurses in the state can use the following information to help better ensure they meet this requirement.
The nursing profession is evolving. Are you ready? Whether considering becoming a nurse or already an experienced professional, the answer to this question could determine whether you thrive in the nursing industry or face daily frustration.
Nurses can lose their license for a number of reasons. One example involves allegations of professional misconduct.
Social media has become an important part of our daily lives. Various platforms from Facebook and Twitter allow us to keep up with loved ones on a regular basis, whether living near or far. Still other platforms like LinkedIn can help us network within our professions. The benefits to these tools are many, but they do come with some risks. A misstep while online could put a nurse’s job, and potentially their professional license, at risk.
The case began in 2014 when local health department began an investigation after a number of Hepatitis C diagnoses. The investigation led to seven patients, all of whom received treatment from a nurse while receiving emergency medical care. During the investigation, officials found the patients had contracted not just the same genotype of Hepatitis-C 2B, but also the same sub-genotype.
Few people are as exposed to germs during the course of a workday then nurses. Nurses are in an illness battleground, fighting to take care of those who need them most while trying to maintain their own health.
Those who chose to become a nurse likely have many reasons for pursuing this profession. The nursing profession allows professionals to help those in need and provides a good level of job security.